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AT&T Offers Low-Cost Home Internet Service to Qualifying Households

In Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, Resources by Beth Storch

If you’re eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits you may also be eligible for low-cost internet service from AT&T. Access from AT&T provides low-cost home internet service to qualifying households. To qualify you must: Live in a household in which at least one resident participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. SNAP is a Federal program …

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Job Search Tip #2: Writing a Great Cover Letter

In Featured, Job Search Tips, Resources by Jon Grobstick

Check out our other job search tips videos! My advice is to always submit a cover letter with your resume. It’s an extra step that employers do notice and it can set you apart from other applicants. Some hiring managers will look at cover letters first before they decide whose resume they should review more closely. A cover letter should …

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Job Search Tip #1: Look Beyond the Job Title

In Job Search Tips, Resources by Theresa Kulow

Check out our other job search tips videos! My advice is to look beyond the title that might be posted with a position to see what the qualifications are to apply for the job. For example, many companies use titles such as “Program Coordinator,” “Policy” or “Business Analyst,” or “Project Manager.”

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Braille and Emerging Technologies: Combining Forces

In Assistive Technology Articles, Assistive Technology Resources, Blog, Featured, News by Anna Gouker

There are 1.3 million people who are legally blind in the U.S., and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired — 39 million of them are blind, and the remaining 246 million have low vision. Historically, people with blindness or visual impairments have been limited to using braille to read.  But just as digital books have changed …

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Home Ownership: It May Be Within Your Reach

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by Anna Gouker

Owning a home is a dream that seems out of reach for many people, especially people with disabilities with low incomes. The good news is that there are a number of resources available to support low-and-moderate income adults interested in pursuing home ownership to: Local agencies that specialize in assisting people with disabilities and low incomes pursue home ownership are …

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Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

In Benefits Application Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Beth Storch

New at Social Security — you can now apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) online. This adds to the growing list of things you can do on Social Security’s website! What’s New You can submit a disability and SSI application together. This should speed up the process and allow you to start receiving benefits sooner. …

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Free Writing Assistance with Your Job Search

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Resources by Priscilla Matthews

Free, One-On-One Help for Madison Area Residents Sometimes the hardest part of getting a job is getting started. Summarizing your entire work and life experiences in a single resume and cover letter can be daunting. And navigating the web, asking people you know for help, on top of reading and filling out forms and applications, can be downright scary. Did …

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Coping with Depression at Work

In Featured, Mental Health Resources by Beth Storch

Almost ten percent of the population experiences a depressive illness at some point in their life. An important part of recovering from depression is to participate in as many of your regular daily activities as possible, including work.  But, if you are suffering from depression, you may find working with co-workers, or even talking to them, is an enormous effort. …